Many of the circumstances in a person's life are often produced by him, or her self.
I believe we each create our own luck, whether it be good or bad. Consciously, or unconsciously, we may have at some time or another, produced our own conditions, desirable, or undesirable, either in our bodily health or other circumstances.
Many of these conditions in our lives, whether they be favorable or unfavorable, are largely determined by our beliefs.
You may not accept that. You might be like a lot of people that I have encountered that make excuses. Making excuses and casting blame only make us out to be the victim. There is absolutely no power in playing the part of a victim.
I know we each experience our own individual successes and failures because of our beliefs.
Our beliefs definately determine the quality of our lives. The amount of money we earn is determined by our beliefs. We each earn the income we do today because of the beliefs we maintain. Simply because it is the amount we have limited ourselves to earn. We possibly could earn five, ten, twenty times, or more if we did not limit ourselves through our beliefs.
Don't believe that's true? Surely you know people who earn much more than you who don't have your education, your skills, or your intelligence. So why do they earn more than you?
It is a fact that one's belief system is ultimately responsible for whether they live a successful life or not. So, it would do each one of us good to get an understanding of our individual beliefs.
It starts with our thoughts. Our thoughts are what our belief system is composed of, and it is our beliefs that ultimately dictate the outcome of every area of our lives.
Your true beliefs are a sum total of all of your accumulated experiences over the course of your life. They create your expectations for future experiences, and your expectations are really nothing more than your current pattern of thought.
Your thoughts have brought you to where you are right now. But, you are not limited to the life you now live. It has been accepted by you as the best you can do at this moment. Any time you're ready to go beyond the limitations currently in your life, you're capable of doing that by choosing different thoughts.
Since there are tremendous reservoirs of potential within you, you are quite capable of doing anything you set your mind to (as long as it's within God's will for you). All you must do is decide that you can. And once you have made your mind up that you can do it, it's amazing how your mind begins to figure out how.
The "how" is the easy part. It's the "believing" part that trips up most people.
Jesus said in Mark 9:23, "All thing are possible to him who believes."
You are only limited by your beliefs, and it is your thoughts that make up your beliefs. Therefore, it makes sense to choose better thoughts. It's completely within your control. Choose thoughts that contribute to success and not failure, or a "settle for" attitude.
If you sincerely want to move on with your life, you can if you decide to.
Make a decision today to take full responsibility for where you are. Decide from this moment on that you will choose thoughts that contribute to a life of success and dismiss all thoughts of doubt, fear, and unbelief. God's Word says, "Whatsoever things are just, honorable, pure, lovely, good report, virtue, and praise, think on these things" (Phil 4:8).
Your thoughts are critical to the quality of your life! Jesus said in Matthew 9:29, "According to your faith, let it be done unto you."